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class as well. it would probably work. but it is a huge controversy from the taxes. ... thank you for taking my call. independent because most of us americans have caught onto the big blame game. , andeach blame each other basically they are on the same team. they have different ways to go about it. my main problem is the epa. we are giving him close to $8 million, and it'll do nothing for us. they let the fracking industry go unregulated, they let solar management go unregulated. they are spraying our skies, trying to dim the sun to fight global warming. nobody knows about it. 02 global sky watch and you can find out all aut i i o knowre i i want to know where is the epa protecting us from this, his name is david frum nasa and he wants to spray and he has been spraying our sunlight dependent. >> host: zachary goldfarb, i know you don't cover epa specifically but the president, climate change is part of the agenda this year. >> guest: that's right and the president is putting money into funding and he proposes billions of dollars for climate research and for related endeavors. epa
: but will a plan that involves more government spending and taxing really get anything done? >>> also will criminals feast on atms come aprilth? find out why your identity may not be safe next time you make a cash withdrawal. we're watching out for you on "the willis report." gerri: our top story, new momentum to put a kill switch on all cell phones. it's a way to permanently that is disable them so they are useless to thieves. congress now taking up the issue. smartphone theft counts for a third of all robberies in the u.s. according to the fcc take a look at these surveillance tapes. phones snatched, people assaulted, beaten for their phones. some victims, even killed, with me now, paul whose daughter meagan was shot and killed for the iphone. with us meagan's sister. they are behind this new effort to make sure no family goes through what they went through. welcome to you both. great to have you here. you're on set with me. i want you to tell me what happened to your sister. >> well, my sister was walking to her car and at the time she was in st. louis. my family lives in chicago.
someone, he actually reformed the tax policy -- and i look a little pink. should i consider spray tanning? this is "bloomberg surveillance ." live from world headquarters in new york. friday before the oscars on sunday. scarlet fu can barely contain herself. joining me are scarlet fu and adam johnson. >> i've got to go by the chips and dip. >> the only problem is you have to be up at 2:00 a.m. monday morning. time for the morning brief. what happened overnight. ecb president mario draghi said policymakers are committed to defending the euro area against inflation. this was in a speech late yesterday in frankfurt. in the u.k., home prices rose as the property market got a boost from low borrowing costs and easier access to mortgages. in italy, the unemployment rate rose to a record high in january. shifting over to japan, industrial production grew the most since 2011 indicating the economy is strengthening. jumble. of data but a all thisrning we got data. starting at 8:30 a.m., gdp. at gdp so look we get in theory they refined any little bit. also, personal consumption -- consumpt
and recidivism, and enhance justice and fairness, and save tax taxpayer dollars which is a win, win, win. states that have been successful in working in this area have looked at changes to their sentencing policies and the same way that legislation that i know you and mr. scott have cosponsored. and with regard to re-entry of ex-offenders. michigan, for example, through their prisoner re-entry initiative, has slashed their budget for corrections and has reduced the overall number of beds that are available. so there are lots of great ideas in the states and i'm starting to see them at the federal level. >> several mentions of mandatory minimums. how do this coincide with the smart on crimes approach. >> the legislative trends we're seeing in congress, with the smart sentencing act, starting to take that question head on. i was actually very positive -- a couple weeks ago i now you, mr. scott, were present at roundtable in which attorney general eric holder, senator mike lee, senator rand paul, participated in a discussion about these very issues, mandatory minimum sentences and all of the aforem
kind of world war ii camp. allen with al jazeera, north idaho. >>> a tax break for more than 13 million americans, president obama set to unveil the new budget this morning and tell you who will benefit the most if that proposal makes it through congress. plus you might call it thc-tv, marijuana commercials could be coming to a television society near you and life gave them lemons and they made lemonade and going to school. >>> if you think durant is the mbp lebron says not so fast and we will talk about the record in south beach. ♪ welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie sy, israel's prime minister is pushing back against u.s. diplomacy in the middle east and met with president obama on monday and discussed a framework for reaching a pack with the palestinian and netanyahu had frustration for, syria and iran and to have compromise israel must be secure and netanyahu will deliver the keynote speech to the american, israel publish affairs and apac is the largest and pro-israel lobbying group in the u.s. and as you can see libby casey is joining us from washington and good mor
for the tax rates to pay for that. most definitely. caller: our roads are awful. we have a lot of state roads. repair work would really help. where else do you see jobs available besides infrastructure spending? where else do you think the government can help create jobs? caller: i think in the technology,system, private sector. help bringons would about income to a level of being able to take care of your family, cover your living expenses. if that was not for unions, we would not be able to watch you on television right now. so they can rip off citizens and keep low wages and make big profits. thank you. calling in from philadelphia, pennsylvania. fish and sam says the president's budget should be how not to spend others money. also, dean writes in, too bad the gop will kill his budget. are they totally heartless? commentspage, several on that. allen writes in on her thoughts on the president's budget plan. she says stop messing around with other people's lives. we will continue to bring you comments. we want to hear you on the phone. the phone lines are open. ruben in philly on the line fo
in crimea and eastern ukraine. president obama rolled out his big tax and spend budget today. it's precisely what the economy doesn't need. former senator jim demint is going to join us and talk about the budget and give us his response to the new piece in this left leaning politico article that asks if mr. demint is the most hated man in washington. of course he isn't. don't forget, free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity. we need a little bit in the ukraine. i'm kudlow and i'll be right back. in a world that's changing faster than ever, we believe outshining the competition tomorrow quires challenging your business inside and out today. at cognizant, we help forward-looking companies run better and run different - to give your customers every reason to keep looking for you. so if you're ready to see opportunities and see them through, we say: let's get to work. because the future belongs to those who challenge the present. >>> secretary of state john kerry promised $1 billion in sanctions to the fledge lg government. are we going to let stand the russian army invasion and the
calls for increased spending on education. it extend tax kits to lower-income americans including expanding the earned income tax credit. house speaker john boehner is the one who called it irresponsible. remember, there whats not been a budget passed by congress since 2009. >>> president obama heads to connecticut with his push to raise the minimum wage with central connecticut state university he'll be joined by four governors all in favor of increasing the minimum wage. >> if you like your health plan, you may be able to keep it a little longer. "the washington post" says the obama administration is rewriting affordable care act rules again to let americans keep their plans for up to three more years, even if those plans no longer comply with the law. last fall, the white house gave option of letting policy still be sold in the short term even if they were technically illegal. >>> happening today, the house is set to vote for the 50th time on a modification to obamacare. this would be push back the original mandate for one year and making that penalty zero. this is the first su
more taxes. good morning, i'm dan ponce. and i'm cortney hall in for erin. let's go to demetrius ivory for a check of the weather. hi, demetrius. it's still cold. anything different? >> we have one day with a four in front of it. >> we do like that. >> let's check it out. yesterday we were 19 degrees. each day we should make the lower forties with lows in the mid-20s. this has been an epic winter in terms of how cold. and it's not over. north side learning center we are at 13. union reading at only eight. no wind chill. the wind chill is down to two. radar shows light snow across the board of northern region as remove in you can see that snow up to waukegan. as to get tort winnebago county we have snow continued. most of that snow is north of 90. today 23 degrees by 5:00 p.m.. it's an improvement. wednesday we make 27 another accumulating snow coming tonight. i will tell you how much coming up. >> one hot spot this morning and outbound kennedy at foster. to left lanes are blocked with a crash. expected delays on the outbound side of the kennedy. otherwise the rest of the roads are look
, that is senator bob mennendez. a possible tax break for 13 million americans. president obama unveiling his new budget. we will tell you if it gets an icy chill on capitol hill when that proposal makes it through congress. >> when i first started the learn with ms. sally, it was hard. it was hard. but i -- this is what i wanted to do. >> fighting illiteracy in adults. one man's journey just to learn how to read. al jazeera america gives you the total news experience anytime, anywhere. more on every screen. digital, mobile, social. visit follow @ajam on twitter. and like aljazeera america on facebook for more stories, more access, more conversations. so you don't just stay on top of the news, go deeper and get more perspectives on every issue. al jazeera america. >>> any minute now, israel's prime minister is set to address a key group of lobbyists. this is senator bob mennendez addressing the crowd. benjamin netanyahu will deliver his speech to the american/israel public affairs committee, one day after a closed door meeting with the president. they discussed reaching an agreemen
early. up late. thinking up game-changing ideas, like this: dozens of tax free zones across new york state. move here. expand here. or start a new business here... and pay no taxes for 10 years. with new jobs, new opportunities and a new tax free plan. there's onlyne way for your business to go. up. find out if your business can qualify at >>> there's been more airborne radiation detected at a nuclear waste dump in southeastern new mexico, the sa plant near the city of charlarlsbad. officials are insisting these detected levels remain well below of a public or environmental hazard. a group of scientists is now estimating that the radiation from japan's fukushima's plant could reach our west coast. scientists are being careful of what they're saying about the radio activity move iing along h it. >>> not obligated to defend laws that are discriminatory. i'm joined by two fox legal analysts. this is a peculiar thing for an attorneyeneral to say. >> certainly when you have a federal attorney general telling states what to do. that's odd from the beginning. what attorneys g
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, white americans left these cities. they'll flee away from taxes, crime, whatever. and went to suburbia. it followed them. they said why are we spending three hours a day on the long island expressway? let's move back into these cities. so for me it's about people get displaced. where the black population of new york city has declined. the hispanic or puerto rican population of new york city has declined. it's about having affordable housing so people whoever they are can live in new york city. and it's not just new york. d.c. used to be called chocolate city. chicago, they knocked down the cabrini green projects and now black people are stuck on the projects outside of chicago. >> sorry. isn't this something that has happened to in every generation to all sorts of different groups? little italy in new york has gotten smaller as parts of chinatown have grown and other neighborhoods have grown. one an area that used to be predominantly jewish then changes over to another ethnic group. you don't see this as something -- you think it's escalating? >> here's the difference, anderson. becaus
," a capitol hill heavyweight tells nancy cordes about his new plan to revolutionize the tax code. >>> plus dr. david agus with the controversy over fertility treatment. does it go too far to stop birth defects? >>> we begin with this morning's "eye-opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> we saw the news that the storm was coming so we went down to the city yard to pick up sandbags. >> the west coast braces for a washout. southern californiaens loading up on supplies ahead two of pacific storms. >> many people worried about mudslides. >> water comes over, it looks like niagra falls. >> dropping temperatures from the midwest to the east, 20 to 30 degrees below normal. >> adding to the cold-weather problems, ice jams. >> you look at it and it's mass destruction. can't stop the ice. >> jan brewer won't say if she'll veto a controversial bill that allows arizona businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians. >> there's a lot of things we can bring into the state, and this just doesn't help at all in any of those. >> general motors links more deaths to a faulty ignition switch,
, there are talks about tax credits, there are talks about reducing the number on medicaid but allowing home to have vouchers so it depends on which alternative you're talking about. >> sure you'll talk much more about this later. jake tapper, many thanks. >> thank you. >>> other top stories we're following at 32 minutes past the hour, in arizona gay rights protesters say they will rally through the night as they call on the governor to veto a bill that is drawing national criticism. some lawmakers who voted for the bill proclaiming it protects religious rights. they are now seeking a veto citing new concerns over discrimination. >>> in the debate, yes, i heard all that but in the debate you hear arguments every day about this one is wrong, that one is wrong, and believed that kind of fit into my position that now when i look back on it, you know, they were right in what they were saying. i have friends in the democrat caucus that were warning me. but, you know, that was only the democratic caucus saying something, no one came to me before hand. >> so you actually believe looking at it now that it
is pushing to revamp the tax code. his plan would eliminate dozens of rates. >> i am not going to accept 2% growth as the new normal. i'm not going to accept a minimum wage economy and the fact we are not creating jobs. kids are living at home because they cannot get out on their own. we need to grow this economy and create jobs. one way is through progress tax reform. heat has taken a lot of for this proposal. the banks are fighting against the plan new tax on banks which is intended to offer it -- offset lower rates for individuals. >> i think it affects about six banks. look. they are going from a 35% rate to a 25% rate. in the financial sector, there are not a lot of provisions, loopholes to close because there are not many. they are getting a two minutes tax break. i think it is important there be a trade-off. >> new taxes are going to make it tough for camp to gain support from fellow republicans. the plan is nowhere near firstng law, but is the major reconstruction attempt since 1986. let's move on to the executive branch. president thursday launching a new initiative to provide gre
're up early. up late. thinking up game-changing eas, like this: doze of tax freeones across new york state. move here. expand here. or start a new business here... and pay no tax for 10 years. with new jobs, new opportunities and a new tax free plan. there's only one way for your business to go. up. nd out if your business can qualify at charles: stocks take a huge hit on ukraine and here's else we have got for you. the revolution app using ukraine and venezuela, we have the ceo. vladimir putin winning the global game of chess. talking to china before invading the ukraine. china, no one else? on that. and warmer destination on this cold, snowy day in much of the country. you're not alone. and we will tell you how a man's daughter cost $80,000 with an obnoxious facebook post. and jerry brown warns of the dangers of legalizing pot. go figure. "varney & company," here we come. ♪ charles: we've got to check the big board. selling falling apart, 224 points. ukraine is the big spread this morning. we had found some support for a moment but that is all gone. headlines conti
on supporting the middle class then reducing the budget deficit through higher taxes for the bench. he's apparently during the midterm congressional elections in november. obama is calling for more works projects such as repairing roads and railways. he also aims to boost employment by introducing more vocational training. his proposals include tax cuts for lower income people and better pre school education. spending is set to slightly exceed three point nine trillion dollars while revenue is expected to increase to more than three point three trillion dollars as an economic recovery boost tax income. obama says the budget deficit will decline to five hundred sixty four billion dollars the lowest level in his presidency. we go to the side of the road you squeeze the middle class or for going to continue to reduce the deficit is responsible for all taking steps to grow and strengthen the middle class. republican house speaker john bain are strongly criticized the draft he said it was the most irresponsible. he said it would only increase spending and borrowing expanded governments and
unveiling the 2015 budget and it calls for 59 trillion in spending. it would raise taxes on the wealthy and give tax breaks to poor and middle class americans. it will significantly reduce the size of the military with deep cuts to the defense budget. the proposal pushes health and human services spending over 1 trillion for the first time ever. what does the budget proposal mean for your wallet? we will break it down at 5:40. the first primaries of the 2014 election season are in the books. the elections in the texas area easily solved abbott and davis get their party's nominations. but things weren't quite as simple for the nation's oldest member of congress. 90-year-old republican ralph paul who is seeking his 18th term did not win 50 percent of the primary vote. which forces him nool a may runoff against former u.s. attorney jay ratliff. son of former governor jeb bush won the primary for texas land commissioner. he's expected to win the january election in november. >>> massive crowds celebrating mardi gras in new orleans. this morning the party is dying down because today is ash w
: dozens of tax free zones across new york state. move here. expand here. or start a new business here... and pay no taxes for 10 years. with new jobs, new opportunities and a new tax free plan. there's only one way for your business to go. up. find out if your business can qualify at cheryl: former irs official lois lerner pleading the fifth for the second time after being called before congress to testify. rich edson standing by from capitol hill where the fireworks erupted this morning. rich: this has been nine months in the making, this is a continuation of a hearing back in may in which lois lerner pled the fifth. talk about whether or not she gave up the right earlier in the hearings so she is back on capitol hill, we expected chairman darrell issa, lois lerner file in front of the committee for the first time in nine months. it wasn't. >> ct do cence, that is not the way to supposed to work. there are other e-mails coming out that have been requested and other individuals inside the irs are talking. it may be a special prosecutor is needed. at the end of the day t
to revamp the tax code may not be going anywhere. blue staters and their pocket books with breathe easier. chairman dave camp has proposed a imagine overhaul of the tax system. obviously major overhauls of things like taxes, immigration, don't tend to go very far, but one of those things reportedly being eliminated. deductions to state and local taxes are on the table that several sites would say primarily benefit blue states currently. does this mean we finally found a tax increase the republicans can get behind. it turns out it's a tax increase on the states that vote for the other paem. we'll be back with more. hot chocolate stand calling winter an "underserved season". and before he quit his friend's leaf-raking business for "not offering a 401k." larry knew the importance of preparing for retirement. that's why when the time came he counted on merrill edge to streamline his investing and help him plan for the road ahead. that's the power of streamlined connections. that's merrill edge and bank of america. oh, there's a prize, all right. [ male announcer ] inside every box of cheerios
to a significant change but you have the anniversary of the payroll tax increase and the sequester not far away, there's hope that you'll get more economic activity translating into more consumer spending although we're not sure how that will play out because we have this potentially seminal in the way people shop. >> we had a big increase in the value of homes and macy's talks about how furniture was very strong. i mean, there are lots of people who are still putting money in homes. and that seems to be the trend that a lot of these retailers have been talking about. remember, target has a nice home business. people are spending on their homes. they are. >> now, target's q-1 profit view's a little below consennious aconsenn io consennsus, and they don't know what the data breach will cost them down the road. what is your game plan on target? >> i think the yield will hold it down. it's so funny do you know what we've got this interesting market that's the opposite of how skeptical we were coming in about retail. lowe's goes up yesterday on home deem poe doing well. low they give us a good numb
with the same old stale ideas of raising spending and taxes and nothing new in there. and i am disappointed he put 58 billion worth of new spending sense he signed a bill with a budget agreement two months ago. >> the white house said 13 million americans are getting a tax break, are they? >> the best way to make sure everyone is are treated fairly is to reform. it we put out to reform corporate and individual side. and millions of jobs would be created. i wish the president would come down and listen and have a dialogue. >> he is calling for more spending. >> what is the chance that more spending passes this congress? >> i don't think he has much of a chance here in the house. i can't speak for the senate. but more spending is not the issue here. it is odd it came out on the same day we reached the $17.4 trillion debt. the debt clock is ticking and until we get serious about growing your economy and creating more jobs, obviously it is not the congress that creates jobs. but the american people are the job creators and we have a number of bills laying on the desk in the senate waiting for thos
progress on some sort of a national property tax. given the property tax, although it seems residential, will that have knock on effects through commercial? >> i think they've been talking about that. every year at this time, people grabbing headlines. what will pay attention to government policy? it's not surprising they've been talking about property tax. that's been anticipated for many years. i think the market has digested that. everybody expects it to be gradual. so it's important to start having property taxes. if you hold property in china, there's no property costs. if your home is sitting there empty, there's no penalty because you don't really feel hurt. that's why the worry is there are so many buildings and not being occupied and not being neutralized. and so having introduced the property tax will deal directly with that. now, continuing to hold the property if there's a tax you need to pay every month? >> highly rated u.s. companies sold more than $19 billion in debt on tuesday, the busiest day of the year. they looked to take advantage of recent rallies in u.s. treasurie
. >> lawmakers want to know how some of the wealthy americans can hide billions from the tax man. >> i'm john henry smith, a son knocks off his dad's old team. >> we'll share messages from our imprisoned colleagues. before we go to break, we want to share a letter peter wrote from prison. >> we have been doing what every journalist would, recording and trying to make sense of the events with fairness and balance. when the egyptian government declared the muslim brotherhood to be a terrorist organisation, it knocked the wind out of them. talking to them became on act of treason, however >> a live look at the statue of liberty in new york. the new york harbour, a clear but chilly quay. >> the top stories - the army disqualified 588 soldiers from positions of trust. after a major probe into sexual all the. investigate juniors sifted through records of 20,000 military members. it's unclear if the soldiers were kicked out of the military or assigned to new positions. >> members of an armed pro-rush amilitia has taken over some buildings in crimea. they are flying an american flag. it comes as ukra
of people, paid billions in taxes. and let's not forget, erin, all of the wealth in america doesn't come from government at all. it comes from the back of people like the 1% that created the businesses, hundreds of thousands of jobs, we then tax them and by the way, the 1% get taxed at 38%. the middle class we're trying to help only pay 12% on average. the numbers don't support the idea of trying to steal from the rich and give to the poor. this suspect a robin hood society. >> steal is a strong word. >> look, you can't do that. you can't just decide to come out of the blue and say i'm going to change policy, change the rules on you who have taken all the risk and created jobs. that doesn't work. here's what does work. less government, less taxation, less regulations and let the men and women in small business create those jobs for us. they don't need more government. they need less. >> what's interesting, you're going about it from a very different way than the president. but it seems to me people like you actually agree with him on something that's very important. >> what would that be
in taxes. carl levin said the bank's actions were right out of a james bond field and helped them hide billions from the irs. currently their investigating credit suisse for offshore. >> is it reads like a spy novel. some of those monies into the bank vaults. >> i don't remember the bond film that was specifically about accounting. >>> irs commissioner john cosco will discuss about funds in the irs being aloe indicated including bonuses to employees. he's maintained that bonuses are needed to retain and attract good employees. the commission will also face questions about the agency's accused targeting of tea party groups. >>> president obama is taking his year of action message on the road today. he'll be in st. paul, minnesota, pitching the economic plan spelled out in his state of the union address. the president has been able to focus on transportation issues at st. paul's union depot. announcing new competition, encouraging investments to create jobs and restore infrastructure. >>> today, house democrats are set to kick off their efforts to raise the minimum wage. the president an
one direction: up so we're up early. up late. thinking up game-changing ideas, like this: doze of tax free zones across new york state. move here. expand here. or start a new business here... and pay no taxes for 10 years. with new jobs, new opportunies and a new tax free plan. there's only one way for your business to go. up. find out if your business can qm sometimes they just drop in. always obvious. cme group can help you navigate risks and capture oprtunities. we enable you to reach global markets and drivforward with broader possibilities. cme group: how the world advances. >> words that ibm could start a major round of layoffs starting today, one analyst expects as many as 13,000 job cuts, charles payne follows ibm. this is one of those stories. part of it is coming from a union inside ibmm also an analyst at bernstein talking about it. it has a rumor feel to it. would the make of this? charles: any time we hear about jobs particularly good jobs being lost it is one of these not just a wall street story but the main street story and catchers everybody's attention and we're talk
an eye on that and play you any sound from the first lady. like this: dozens of tax free zones across new york state. move here. expand here. or start a new business here... and pay no taxes for 10 years. with new jobs, new opportunities and a new tax free plan. there's only one way for your business to go. up. find out if your business can qualify at and a hotel is the perfect place to talk to you about hotels. all-you-can-eat is a hotel policy that allows you to eat all that you can. the hotel gym is short for gymnasium. the hotel pool is usually filled with water. and the best dot com for booking hotels, is it's on the internet, but you probably knew that. or maybe not, i don't really know you. bellman: welcome back, captain obvious. captain obvious: yes i am. all those words are spelled correctly. >>> a newly released poll suggests that republicans are in pretty good position, and now that colorado cory gardner has announced he will enter the senate race challenging senator mark udall. but given the recent controversy over arizona 'now vetoed bill that would
an economic renaissance, right? >> absolutely. if we just do a couple simple things -- we haven't had tax reform since 1986. it was before the internet got invented. we don't have a system that's competitive. immigration, that's a challenge. we need stem workers in this country to free up manufacturing. you have a bipartisan budget proposed. proposed. we put aside the shutdowns and debt ceilings and all that debate came off the table. those are small victories. >> joe ecchevaria. >> you said that differently. >> well, that's how other people say. >> coming up, mayor de blasio under fire. we'll talk to charter school founder eva moskowitz straight ahead. we'll be right back. orbiting the moon in 1971. [ male announcer ] once it's earned, usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection. and because usaa's commitment to serve current and former military members and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. millions have raised their hand for th
. the highlight is a massive expansion of the earned income tax credit. the 13.5 million more workers would be eligible for $60 billion in credits. also included is billions for roads and rails. it's spending, the white house says, will bolster the economy. but republicans say the president's budget is dead on arrival, complaining that it runs up the long-term national debt. >>> attorney general greg abbott easily won the primary for governor, the first gop nominee in more than a decade. is he pushing for more freedom and less government. >> we must never forget that the rights that we have, they don't come from government. instead those rights come from god. >> meanwhile, democrats are pinning their hopes on state senator weekendy davis, callingr opponent a defender of the status quo. >> i am ready to fight for you and to fight for every hardworking texan across this state. >> another member of the bush family begins his political career with a win. george p. bush, the son of former florida governor jeb bush is running for texas land commissioner. but in a stunner at least two prominent re
their wealth from u-s tax collectors. a senate subcommittee report describes switzerland's second-largest bank as a "willing accomplice" whose bankers advised more than 22-thousand americans with accounts worth up to 12-billion dollars, to personally travel to switzerland to avoid paper trails, then take remote- controlled elevators for meetings where bank statements were concealed inside magazines. "credit suisse's management team regrets the action of a small group of bankers who violated us law." credit suisse no longer offers offshore accounts to americans and is cooperating with investigators.a fine of more than 800-million dollars is being discussed. more than a dozen other swiss banks are under investigation. bank of america is grappling with investigations both here and abroad. bank of america traders are under investigation along with several other bank traders around the world for foreign currency price manipulation. here in the u.s. the bac faces a federal probe for how its handling goverment backed mortgages. it's estimated bank of america might have to pay out $11 billion in pe
and where to hold the meetings to explain what's going on. >>> the sales tax in japan is going up from 5% to 8% next month, and people have been rushing to car dealerships before the tax hike, pushing up auto sales to double digit growth for six months in a row. dealers groups say new vehicle sales totalled more than 565,000 units in february. that's an increase of about 18% from a year earlier. dealers attribute the gain to the consumers' last-minute rush to buy. though they say record snowfalls last month cut into sales. officials of the japan automobile dealers association expect the demand to peak out soon. that's because people have to complete purchases by mid-march to get new cars registered before the tax goes up. >>> prime minister shinzo abe insists his government's economic policies are starting to produce results. abe said the number of business failures in japan has fallen every month for the last six months. abe again stressed the importance of wage hikes on the back of rising corporate earnings. >> translator: it's important for companies to boost wages for their employees
his plan to raise taxes on wealthy new yorkers to fund a universal prekindergarten program. >>> an injured bear is rescued at a california ski resort. this bear, you can see him right there. he was bleeding and wandering around the chair lift area. animal rescue animals worked with key patrols to did he tell him off the mountain and to a vet. he's expected to be just fine. glad to hear that. those are your headlines. poor little guy. >> let's talk about russia. to do that, let's bring in somebody very special. laura ingraham is with us right now. hey, laura. >> good morning. >> should we just start speaking in russian today? i'm glad i didn't lose all my russian. i'm glad i still have it. >> yeah. first off, there is some news. we saw that potato houston a press conference to -- putin had a press conference on why he invaded another nation. he said he had no choice. there was an unauthorized coup that took place in the ukraine and he had to help save the russian-speaking people. >> yeah. we all have to remember that this part of ukraine, this is historically for the russian
from the tax for 2014. simple fairness demands that congress provide the same relief to hardworking americans. when congress can act to provide some relief for hardworking americans, we should. every member here has heard from a frustrated constituent. this shouldn't and need not be a partisan fight. granting relief for hardworking americans is only fair. voting yes on h.r. 4118 is the right thing to do for the people we represent. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from michigan is recognized. mr. leffy: i yield myself such time as i may consume. -- mr. levin: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for such time he may consume. without objection. well, here they go again. but this time it's the 50th time that house republicans have brought up legislation to repeal or to undermine the affordable care act. ut this 50th time is no golden anniversary. it's a house republican goose egg for millions of americans. just look at this, 50 votes. with zero votes to rais
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taxes and has not paid them in ten years and he said in addition to that mitt romney has probably committed other felonies. as it turns out mitt romney paid millions of dollars in taxes and harry reid pretended he had not smeared him. yet he had done just that. there are a number of right-minded americans who are wondering mr. reid, what are you talking about? and you do sincerely owe an apology to these people you smeared unjustly. >> 11 minutes after the top of the hour. >> you might not recognize his face yet but our next guest says he could be the next bin laden. >> millions of dollars in campaign donations coming from planned parenthood, so who is it specifically going to go to and why? we're going to explain that as "fox & friends" rolls on live from new york city, where it's 9 degrees right now, folks. ♪ ♪ go long, look lean, in this season's most important fashion trend, the long shirt. designed to flatter, with playful hemlines and length for everybody. the new long shirt. visit the shirt boutique, only at chico's and help keep teeth clean and breath fresh
for so long, many in chicago are tired of the term poler bore tax. but the wind chill and the bitter cold is back leading to car trouble for motorists. that was the case for a driver in naperville overnight. more winter punishment is not welcome. >> i'm tired. >> the cold firefighters responding to a call on the northwest side, crews were slightly delayed due to a frozen hydrant along the 2800 block of west billington. they were able to quickly extinguished the flames in the attic of a home. three residents and two dogs made it out. for all residents the challenge of staying warm is going to be even tougher financially. citizens utility board group warns of a significant price jump next month for customers. the cost is shooting up from 51¢-68. >> 17¢ jump in natural gas prices would be significant. >> estimating it would at $30 to the monthly bill of an average customer. the higher than usual residential demand has the company's urging its larger industrial customers to curtail natural gas uses as a precaution. peoples gas also warns of higher than average bills next month for its custo
with a checkered history and it is a $360 million and they say, $230 million, but $360 million pre-tax the. okay. >> and you think it is important because you look at $360 million pretax fraud resulting in a $235 million after-tax writedown and it gets complex. >> it is complex. >> but related to transactions between penmax and vanimax who is a big subsidiary? >> yes, because i felt that citi is the emerging market bank, and this is the jewel of the crown, and this is a company troubled for a long time. there was a corruption investigation started february 14th, and citi does allude to that, but when you are the emerging market bank, what you want is 6% to 7% growth routine and you don't want corruption, and this is a throwback and this is a oceanographica, and it is not a company you want to be affiliated with and they can sell assets, but it is a black mark, and the stocks started trading down when the investigation began and all of the financials are weak, but this is disappointing. >> but time again we have a company admit to or accused of having trouble doing business in this specific part
the needed upgrades for rail and bus systems. the fixes sound great but how will we pay for them? taxes. this week president obama urged lawmakers to revamp corporate and business taxes to pay for the infrastructure improvements. he also wants to raise the federal gas tax which is already at more than 18 cents a gallon. we all want safe roads and bridges. the question will be whether we have the political will to make it happen. coming up. this big oscar weekend, we will run down the categories and why have so many americans not seen the films no nominated? >> this weekend. an in-depth hook at all ten oscar nominated documentaries so "consider this," the only film feature length -- >> this is a long struggle. >> to short subject. >> just like michelangelo, in the sistine chapel. >> only on al jazeera america. >> it is oscar weekend and millions will tune in for hoirld'hollywood's biggest nigh. but a surprising report says millions of americans haven't seen even some of these. bill wyman joins us and ben mankowitz, a critic and away the flick? is this more proof that it's television that
and education. the earned income tax credit for low wage workers, and a tax loophole that significantly lowers taxes for managers. and it calls for a $66 billion increase in spending this year. >>> and the political midterms this year, expected soon in texas, the polls closed at the top of the hour, and there has been pressure in the state to get the vote out. most of the national attention, on the governor's race, heidi castro is there with more. how is the turnout today? >> with the polls close to an hour ago, we have the early voting numbers to share with you, looking at 6-8% across the state, which is higher than when texans turned out to an urban primary. most of this can be attributed to the wendy davis campaign. she's scene as the best hope for governor in 20 years. early returns from the primary show that she's well on her way to winning. however, in november, this will be a much different story. that's when davis will face-off with her highly favored republican proponent, attorney general, greg abbot. he's currently at 11 points ahead of her in the polls, and i think it's safe to say
-barrel shotgun. boom! how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class has been buried the last four years. mom lived in long island for ten years or so. god rest her soul. and although -- wait, your mom's still alive. it is your dad passed. chuck graham, state senator is here. stand up, chuck. god love you. what am i talking about. you cannot go to a 7-eleven or a dunk hyun -- or a dunkin' donuts unless you have a slight indian access. i'm not joking. thank you, dr. pepper. >> those are some of the types of things you'll see in his ads if he runs for president in 2016. >> he laughs about his mistakes. can't we all dohat once in a while, brian. >> he has career advice for women. >> this is about freedom. how many of you are single women with children in a dead-end job? you're there because of your health insurance. you would rather have the opportunity to spend the next couple years with your child until they get -- if that was your choice -- until they get into primary school. you're now trapped in that job because if you leave, you lose your health insurance. now you'll be able to do, ma
ways and means committee released his proposal to reform the nation's tax code. republican congressman dave camp's plan would be the first to complete overhaul since 1986. it tackles almost every aspect of the tax code. the seven individual brackets would be reduced to two and the top individual in corps rate would be cut to 25%. now it also calls for a 10% surtax on incomes above $450,000. the plan got far from a ringing endorse. . senate leaders called it dead on arrival and john boehner wouldn't commit to supporting it. he says it is the start of a needed conversation. >>> all right, we turn our attention now to business news. small gains we watched yesterday after the up and down trading session as cross the market. in the u.s. today, investors are closely watching fed chair janet yellen. cnbc's steve sedgwick is live with that. what do we expect from chair yellen? >> we have a taste of what to expect on the 11th of february in the first part of her semiannual testimony on capitol hill. this time she's going before the senate at 10:00 a.m. local time in the u.s. there. what is inte
tax dollars, they're accountable to us. for all those people who felt in their gut something was wrong and who are told, you have to get over it, the system played out, move on, i wanted to say, your gut is right. here's why, from the point of view of facts of the evidence. >> lisa bloom, i enjoyed covering that trial with you. you were insightful if nothing else. i've started the book. it's a good read. thank you for stopping by. >> i appreciate that. >> be well. >>> my next guest was elected to public office at 22. now he hopes to make more history. perhaps becoming south carolina's first african-american statewide office holder since 1872. yes, 1872. he's also vice chairman of the south carolina democratic party. good to see you, sir. >> thank you for having me this saturday afternoon, craig. >> it's a steep climb for democrats in south carolina. what's different this time? >> well, for me, it's about another step in the journey. my parents always told me as i was growing up i could be anything in the world, just be a change agent. since the agent of 21, 22, when i won my first elec
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